How to Block a Number on Your iPhone
If you are tired of incessant calls and texts from someone you do not want to communicate with, your iPhone provides you with an easy way to block the number. Blocking a number on your iPhone is a straightforward process that can help you avoid unwanted communication easily. In this article, we will guide you through the steps needed to block a number on your iPhone.
Step One: Open the Phone App
The first step in blocking a number on your iPhone is to open the phone app on your home screen. The phone app icon is usually green with a white phone receiver icon in the middle.
Step Two: Find the Number to Block
Once you have opened the phone app, navigate to the ‘Recents’ tab, where you will find a log of all the calls you have received and made. Find the number that you want to block and click on the ‘i’ icon next to it.
Step Three: Block the Number
Once you have clicked on the ‘i’ icon, you will see a page with various options. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you will see a ‘Block this Caller’ option. Click on it, and you will see a pop-up menu asking you to confirm that you want to block the number.
Step Four: Confirm That You Want to Block the Number
Once you click on ‘Block this Caller,’ another menu will pop up asking you to confirm that you want to block that number. If you are sure that you no longer want to receive calls, texts, or FaceTime from that number, click on ‘Block Contact.’
If you decide later that you want to unblock the number, repeat the steps above, but when you reach the bottom of the page, click ‘Unblock this Caller’ instead.
Step Five: Block a Number from the Contacts List
Aside from blocking a number from the ‘Recents’ tab, you can also block a number from your contacts list. To do so, open the ‘Contacts’ app, find the contact you want to block, and tap on it to open their details. Again, find and tap on the ‘Block this Caller’ option on the bottom of the page.
Blocking a number on your iPhone is a simple process that can make a significant difference in your life. The above steps are foolproof and will help you stop unwanted communication when you no longer want to hear from someone. Keep in mind that blocking a number on your iPhone prevents the individual from calling, messaging, or Facetiming you, but this does not apply to emails. To block an email address, you need to do it from the Mail app by marking it as spam or blocking it altogether.